Fellowships for Arts Managers

The Institute’s fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence at the University of Maryland each spring for three consecutive years.

Fellowships include:

  • Intensive academic training in nonprofit management, finance, planning, fundraising, evaluation, and marketing
  • Access to leaders of cultural institutions from throughout the United States, including site visits to select institutions
  • Intensive, collaborative group work
  • Ongoing personalized mentoring, both during and between the month-long residencies

The fellowship will accept a new class each year beginning in 2016. First-year, second-year, and third-year fellows attend residencies together and engage in activities tailored to their year in the program.

Graduates of the fellowship program have gone on to senior positions at such organizations as the AFCA Foundation for Arts and Culture (Egypt), American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco), Bosnian National Theatre Zenica, Ciudad Cultural Konex (Argentina), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Dance UK, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Ivan Honchar Museum & National Center of Folk Culture (Ukraine), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Nashville Children’s Theatre, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Australia), Singapore Repertory Theatre, and Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada).

Applicants must:

  • Have a minimum of five years working experience in an administrative capacity in an arts or cultural organization
  • Currently serve as an executive or department head with decision-making authority
  • Have an excellent command of business English, orally and written
  • Be able to commit to the full term of the Fellowship (Washington D.C. residency dates are June 27 – July 22, 2016; June 26 – July 21, 2017; and June 25 – July 20, 2018. Fellows receive personalized mentoring and participate in virtual activities in between residencies.)

Fellows receive:

  • Air and ground transportation between Washington, D.C. and their country of residence
  • Lodging during the Fellowship
  • Per diem to cover living expenses during the Fellowship
  • Visa sponsorship (for international applicants)
  • Program materials

CLICK HERE to read more about how the fellowship has empowered arts managers worldwide.

The application has closed for those seeking to begin the program in 2016. For more information, send an e-mail to fellowships@devosinstitute.net

 

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